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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles


Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver


Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver


5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.

MG Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

MG Y Ledgers

(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers, where this information is known.

Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999

(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

Miscellaneous items

Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.

Models of the MG Y Type

Details of models of the MG Y Type.

Historical Timeline of Y history events and contemporary world news.

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type

by Neil Cairns

The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit

Photographs by Terry Ciantar.

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y


30 October 2009

Star Auto Electric Company of Monrovia, California USA, a company specializing in Lucas automotive repair in the USA, have been added to our Links page.


26 October 2009

Today, please welcome Bill and Joy Watson and Y 3575 to Ys on Parade.


24 October 2009

It was recently brought to our attention that entries to the guestbook were not making it through.  After a long investigation it was found that this was due to the over aggressive application of anti-spamming preventative measures.  A 11,866 page long error log was examined in detail and the 15 genuine entries that had been caught in there have now been extracted and added to the guestbook to bring that fully up to date.  Notes of apologies have been sent to each of the contributors together with an offer to help the one person who had experienced some difficulties navigating the site.

If you notice something not working as you would expect it to, then please feel free to contact the Webmaster and let us know.


23 October 2009

Today, please welcome Roy Dockery and YB 1381 to Ys on Parade.


14 October 2009

Today, please welcome Bryan McArdle and Y 5102 to Ys on Parade making yet another matched pair withY 5103!

The midmonth Reprinted Article has also been added - from T Type magazine and is about YT 4067.


9 October 2009

Today, please welcome Ted Evans and Y 4053 to Ys on Parade.


4 October 2009

Another YB has joined Ys on Parade so, please welcome, Marc Hanson with YB 0414!


2 October 2009

Today, please welcome, Barbara and Norbert Lange with YB 1168 to Ys on Parade!


1 October 2009

In August 2009, Andrew and Arlene Coulson put on a wonderful tour of Yorkshire for the UK MG Y Types.  Andrew and Arlene have sent in theirreport and it looks like a great time was had by all.  Thank you both for providing such a fun report and such a great run.  I am sure everyone who went on it, and those who could not, will want you to do another soon!

David Mullen provides the October Picture of the Month with a photograph of him, his father, and his MG Y from 1984.

The Reprinted Article continues in 2007 with an article from MG Enthusiast and features the MG Ys of Jack Murray and David Hague.


Archive of previous News pages

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